Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has joined forces with TREASURE LAND guitarist Jonas Hornqvist in a new project called BLEED THE HUNGER. The new group has begun recording songs for its debut release.
BLEED THE HUNGER was formed in early 2014 when two friends, Jonas Hornqvist and Neil Turbin, both songwriters and musicians, who have been collaborating and writing together for ten years, started writing some dynamic, new songs that didn't quite fit into the mold of Jonas' progressive metal band TREASURE LAND or the speed and power that would fit into Turbin's DEATHRIDERS. After just completing his third master guitar instruction book and a movie soundtrack for an independent film, Jonas sent some rough song sketches and demos to Neil. When Neil heard them, he was very inspired, and said to Jonas, "This is super, melodic hard rock. Let's record them all."
"The songwriting chemistry between Jonas and I has evolved to be very intuitive, cohesive and dynamic, while still maintaining the melodic detail of our sound signature, no matter what style of song," said Turbin. "The musical chemistry is strong, and is always fun, exciting and challenging — what new, even better song we will come up with next. Staying true within the realm of what we do best, we are completing more songs as we speak, for an album, and we have already recorded enough for an EP. What we have, is inspired melodic classic hard rock that comes from our hard-rockin' roots."
Jonas grew up listening to bands like KISS, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW and GARY MOORE, and Neil grew up going to New York City hard rock concerts in 1980 with VENDETTA, MAYDAY, STARZ, TWISTED SISTER, RIOT as well as listening in the 1970s to FREE, THIN LIZZY, AC/DC, MOTÖRHEAD, KISS, SCORPIONS, UFO, LED ZEPPELIN, BAD COMPANY, AEROSMITH, JIMI HENDRIX, JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE, MONTROSE, BOSTON, KANSAS and FOREIGNER.
Said Turbin: "We thought long and hard about coming up with a name that was original and speaks for itself about the music and vibe. I can't tell you how many were shot down for months, and gave us some good laughs.
"We hope you like the tunes as much as we were passionate about making them."